Kim Fowler, who has served as interim director of the Human Subjects Office since late 2015, has been appointed its director, effective April 1, 2017.
The announcement was made by Vice President for Research David Lee and Chris King, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance.
Kim joined the office in early 2007 as an administrative assistant. She steadily worked her way up through program specialist and coordinator positions to assistant director in late 2012.
Lee noted, “This exceptional progression is a testament to Kim’s knowledge of (and superb ability to explain) the rules and regulations concerning human subjects protection, her ability to work effectively with a broad range of individuals, and the important leadership she has provided as we seek to fully implement the IRB portal for electronic Human Subjects proposal submission and review.”
Additionally, Kim has played an important role in helping to expand biomedical/clinical research at UGA and in Athens, and has worked with others in the UGA community as we seek accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), an important next step in the evolution of our human subjects protection program.